A Supreme Court case deals with the narrow issue of tribal salmon fishing rights in the Northwest, but raises fundamental questions about justice for American Indians.
Are DNA samples today's version of the human skeletons that hung in 20th-century natural history museums? They can provide genetic revelations about our species' history – but at an ethical price.
Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.
For the Native people of California, the dream has been more of a nightmare.
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
Trump's promises to Native America have not always been the norm for US presidents. But Richard Nixon had a better record than most.
Oklahoma is trying to limit the number of earthquakes caused by oil and gas extraction, but some existing faults there – which could be activated by wastewater injection – have never been mapped.
Native American scholars joined in the global March for Science. Their science blends seamlessly with beliefs.
For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life – it's the place of the divine.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
An anthropologist of the American West argues that protecting nature and our cultural heritage are good for business but few recognize how they are threatened by 'jobs-creating' oil pipelines.
A Native American scholar explains why so little has changed despite the apparent victory of protesters opposing the North Dakota Access Pipeline protest.
The ideology of 'manifest destiny' has underpinned centuries of discriminatory legislation and violence against the US's indigenous people.
Standoff over North Dakota pipeline and Chief Sitting Bull's Standing Rock is another broken promise made to Native Americans.
Thousands of people, both those within Native American communities and their non-Native allies, felt called to go to Standing Rock. What was the motivation?
The protesters have scored a big victory in the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, but it's served only to illuminate the sharp divisions over energy policy in the US.
The Pilgrims were thankful for finally being able to vanquish Thomas Morton and Ferdinando Gorges, who spent years trying to undermine the legal basis for settlements in Massachusetts and beyond.